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You will be writing the test on Monday at noon in my room.

Posted: October 30, 2015

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Posted: October 30, 2015

Film/Story Comparison  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIm93Xuij7k&feature=related After watching the film, answer the following questions: 1. What differences did you notice between the film and 
the story? 2. What similarities exist between the two? 3. In your opinion, how well did the film express the 
story's:  a. plot  b. setting  c. theme/message  d. tone  e. characters 4. As a final evaluation, which did you prefer, the film or 
the story, and why?   Value 25

Posted: October 26, 2015

There will be a test this Thursday on Acts I - III of King Lear.  Students should be reviewing the notes and questions from class.  Focus on the quotes discussed.

Posted: October 26, 2015

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Posted: October 22, 2015

There will be a homework check. Read the following three scenes: Act 3. Scene i    http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/kinglear/11/ Act 3. Scene ii   http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/kinglear/12/Act 3. Scene iii   http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/kinglear/13/ Answer the following questions: Act 3, Scene 1 1.Explain the significance of lines 16 - 17.  In scenes previous, the 
Fool’s comments were to criticize and point out mistakes made by 
Lear.  What do these lines suggest about the Fool? 2.  List three possible causes Kent suggests for the invasion of 
Britain by the French.  Provide line references. Act 3, Scene 2 How does the storm parallel Lear’s emotional and mental state?  Use at least two supporting quotes.  How does Lear’s language when he faces the storm reflect the storm itself?  Lear is beginning to show signs of humility.  Discuss. Act 3, Scene 3 This scene brings the two plots together.  It shows that Gloucester, as well as Kent is being kept alerted regarding the movements of the French army.  Gloucester is loyal to Lear and has complete confidence in his younger son, Edmund, who is proving to be a traitor.  

Posted: October 22, 2015

Complete Article of the Week 4 for tomorrow.Complete quote work from sheet up to and including lines 160-166 for tomorrow

Posted: October 22, 2015

Students should be reading their novel every night.Students are to read the story "The Blues Merchant" (page 284) for tomorrow. There Will Come Soft Rain Creative Project The short story is filled with countless examples of figurative language and rich description.  Select one example and bring it to life by illustrating it.  You can draw, illustrate with the computer, etc but your illustration MUST be original. Due:  Monday October 26th EFFORT:  10 ACCURACY:  5 CREATIVITY:  5

Posted: October 19, 2015

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Posted: October 16, 2015

Students are to have a novel for Monday

Posted: October 16, 2015

Act 1, Scene 2   Shakespeare used the soliloquy to great effect in order to express some of the 
personal thoughts and emotions of characters   1.  Translate Edmund's soliloquy (lines 1 - 22).  Rewrite it in one of the following 
voices: a.  a Miramichier b.  a gangsta rapper c.  a hippy d.  a cowboy   Maintain the ideas of Edmund, but use language and diction which fits the voice you 
have selected.   NOTE:  Questions 1 is due Monday              Value 10   

If you missed the in-class novel assignment on Thursday (October 1st), you will be writing it Friday (October 2nd) starting at 11:45 in my room.

Posted: September 28, 2015

Posted: September 24, 2015

Students in my homeroom are reminded to bring back the data collection sheet. Article of the Week due tomorrow at the start of class. Students have read The Doll's House and are working on questions 1- 5. The Doll's House by Katherine Mansfield 1.  Why do all the girls want to see the doll's house?  What does seeing it represent? 2.  How are the Kelveys treated?  Why?  Be specific. 3.  Explain Else's last words. 4.  What are the similarities between the Kelvey children and the Sayla children?  Discuss. QUESTIONS 1 - 4 need supporting evidence. 5.  You have read two stories which deal with children mistreating other children.  Thinking over your own childhood, describe briefly a similar episode.  Students have one week left to complete reading their assigned novel.  I encourage you to complete the novel and then spend some time researching it on-line.  Look at characters, themes, and make sure you have an understanding of the novel.
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